TIME animals

Yet Another Bear Channels Winnie the Pooh and Gets Head Stuck in Cookie Jar

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An animal crackers jar, appropriately enough

A bear cub got its head stuck trying to eat the crumbs at the bottom of a plastic jar of animal crackers while dumpster diving in a northern New Jersey town on Friday, June 27.

Officials from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection rescued the animal, which had climbed up a tree in Ringwood. It was tranquilized, then brought down, so firefighters could cut off the jar.

In April, a story about a bear that got its head stuck in a plastic birdseed bucket and wandered around the town of Lively in Ontario, Canada, went viral. Both incidents produced paw-sitively adorable photos.

TIME technology

Now You Can Be The Person Who Brews Apple’s Coffee

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Proof that every position at Apple starts with the letter "i"

If you’re looking to work at Apple but you don’t have a degree in computer science, then there may still be hope. You could apply to be an “iCup Technician.”

The job summary of the listing on Apple’s website, posted June 28, 2014, says, “The Apple iCup Services is specially designed to provide a fresh brew coffee to all Apple employees within their department.”

Applicants may not have to code for the position, but they should have “some computer skills.” The ideal person for this 40-hour-a-week job in Santa Clara Valley, California, would also have “prior experience working with coffee machines” and be someone who “continually grows in knowledge.”

Can’t wait to see how many applicants start their cover letters with “iBrew.”

 

 

 

 

TIME animals

Red Panda That Escaped From The National Zoo Is Now a Dad

The mother, Shama, looks especially bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in this video

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The Smithsonian National Zoo announced Wednesday that its red pandas Rusty and Shama have given birth to three cubs — and they have already weaseled their way into our hearts. The video above shows Shama cuddling with her babies after giving birth on June 26.

“All four red panda pairs at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va., successfully bred and had cubs this year,” according to the National Zoo’s website. “Of the 10 cubs, more born at SCBI than any other year, seven have survived.”

You may remember Rusty as the little dude that literally had zoo officials seeing red when he escaped from his enclosure in the Asia Trail section last summer. Rusty was later found in Adams Morgan, a D.C. neighborhood known for its nightlife. Time will only tell whether the cubs will inherit their father’s penchant for party animal antics.

(h/t DCist)

TIME viral

How to Put on Pants Without Using Hands

The DIY explainer nobody asked for

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For some, getting out of bed and getting dressed is the hardest part of the day — usually an issue with motivation, general laziness.

Now one man seems to think he has made everyone’s life easier by demonstrating a way to put on pants without using hands that looks like he is half break-dancing, half trying to avoid scratching an itch — all with the focus of a professional athlete or a professional dancer.

If you decide to try this method at home, then perhaps make sure you move all coffee tables and other furniture with sharp edges.

(h/t Digg)

WATCH: Guy Peels Potatoes with Power Drill, Toilet Brush, and a Hose

TIME World Cup

No, Twitter, Prince Harry Did Not Score for Belgium

Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne celebrates scoring a goal against the U.S. during extra time in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Fonte Nova arena, July 1, 2014. Ruben Sprich / Reuters

Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is being mistaken for the royal on the micro-blogging site

Twitter users watching the match against Team USA tonight seem to think that Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne looks like Prince Harry:

Others got the joke early on:

A Modern Family star has weighed in:

And GMA has clearly just decided to go with it:

MORE: This Barber Will Shave Your Favorite World Cup Player onto Your Head

PHOTOS: Epic Photos from The USA vs. Belgium World Cup Match

TIME Internet

This Map Shows The Most Popular “Fourth of July” Songs in Each State

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These tunes are played more on July 4 than they are the rest of the year, according to Spotify

In a move that the Founding Fathers could have only dreamed of, Spotify is helping celebrate Independence this year with a map of the United States that shows which songs got more play on July 4 last year than any other day in 2013.

How did this map come into fruition? Paul Lamere, director of developer platform at Spotify subsidiary Echo Nest, began by combing through playlists that users titled “Fourth of July” and then compared those songs to what they listened to during the week prior. A post on Spotify’s blog adds: “He also looked at each state’s favorite song, finding 46 of the 50 to prefer Miley Cyrus’ ‘Party in the U.S.A.’.”

Because patriotism.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Lamere found that people in the nation’s capital listened to the most red-white-and-blue tunes on July 4. Washington D.C. was followed by Nebraska, Delaware, Louisiana and Utah. The states ranked lowest were Alaska, New Hampshire, Maine, South Dakota and Hawaii.

LISTEN: From Springsteen to Cyrus: NewsFeed’s All-American Independence Day Playlist

TIME World Cup

This Barber Will Shave Your Favorite World Cup Players Onto Your Head

"It's like trying to draw on a baseball," says San Antonio hair portraitist Rob Ferrel

A Texas barber known for “hair portraits” of celebrities, from Marilyn Monroe to Bryan Cranston, is offering dedicated World Cup fans a brand new look for the tournament.

In the gallery via Reuters below, Rob Ferrel etches Argentine football star Lionel Messi onto the back of a guy’s head, working off of a black and white picture on a mobile phone. In the last frame, he’s creating a more colorful portrait of Mexico’s forward Javier Hernández Balcazar.

The barber has been doing hair portraits for eight years, and uses black and white photos in order to get each shading just right. “I do add a little eye liner or lip liner for color,” he says. “Black eyeliner makes the image pop.”

Ferrel told TIME that most customers at his San Antonio-based Rob the Original Barbershop have been asking for portraits of players on the Mexico and USA teams. USA fans getting ready to watch Tuesday’s match against Belgium may want to check out his portrait of the team’s goalie Tim Howard.

Business gets hectic during most major sports tournaments. Last month, Ferrell said he created a portrait of NBA shooting guard Manu Ginobili, after the San Antonio Spurs clinched their fifth championship.

The trickiest part of the task: navigating the roundness of people’s heads. “It’s like trying to draw on a baseball,” he says. “Like a puzzle, I start working on one section, and then I start adding pieces to it.”

A likeness of Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi is cut onto the head of a customer ahead of the World Cup match between Argentina and Switzerland. Ashley Landis / Reuters
A likeness of Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi is cut onto the head of a customer ahead of the World Cup match between Argentina and Switzerland. Ashley Landis / Reuters
A likeness of Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi is cut onto the head of a customer ahead of the World Cup match between Argentina and Switzerland. Ashley Landis / Reuters
The likeness of Mexican soccer player Javier Hernández Balcazar known as “Chicharito” on the head of a customer. Ashley Landis / Reuters
TIME celebrity

Watch Prince Harry Dance to Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’

His name is Prince (Harry), and he is funky

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The British Monarchy has uploaded a video of Prince Harry dancing to Katy Perry’s “Firework” with children at the Fundacion Amigos de Jesus, a center that works with young people who have mental and physical disabilities in Santiago, Chile.

The three-day tour was the royal’s first trip to Chile, and it was an eventful one. A TV personality whose last name is Middleton proposed to him, and a woman claimed he fixed her TV set so she could watch the World Cup. He was also in Brazil last week and attended the tournament while pursuing other charitable engagements.

MORE: Prince Harry Holding Things

MORE: I Wanna Marry “Harry” Gets Cancelled

 

TIME viral

Watch a Guy Peel Potatoes with a Drill, Toilet Brush and Hose

Takes less than a minute.

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Life hack of the week: A clip going viral on Facebook appears to show a man from Denmark, Leo Morten Lund, peeling a bucket of potatoes using a hose and a power drill with the head of a toilet brush attached at the top. The entire process takes less than a minute.

The feat is reminiscent of a video that went viral in March 2014, in which a chef peels apples by sticking each one onto a power drill.

Something to keep in mind if you’re cooking for a Fourth of July barbecue?

LIST: 6 Ways to Create Your Signature Potato Salad

MORE: Potato Lobby Pushes Congress to Make

TIME viral

This Guy Just Lost Jeopardy! in The Best Way Possible

We see what you did there

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On Jeopardy! Thursday night, a contestant became the latest person to show that if you do not know the answer, you might as well go out in style.

The final clue was “In 1891, this European said ‘perhaps my factories will put an end to war sooner than your congresses.'” The answer is Alfred Nobel, but Los Angeles-based comedian Ari Voukydis wrote “Who is This handsome gentleman?” with an arrow pointing at himself and then just went

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

(hat tip Gawker)

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